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It’s great to see Pedro Martinez in a Red Sox uniform again, and on Monday Martinez addressed the media
(in full on Red Sox apparel, yes!) regarding a variety of topics including his time in Boston, his new role as a special assistant and his ability to scare the living crap out of opposing batters.
According to Martinez 90% of the batters unlucky enough to be on the wrong end of his fastball were hit
intentionally (damn, that's cold). When asked if he could identify the players he unintentionally hit Martinez could only recall two names: Karim Gracia and Gerald Williams - ironically Martinez got into a confrontation with both men.
Now fast forward to 2013 as the Red Sox have asked Martinez to become a coach and mentor for the team's pitching staff. Peety seems to relish his new role within the organization, and has taken it upon himself to educate Red Sox pitchers on the nuances of his old scare tactics – thank God he’s on our side.
"You (teach) them when to do ...
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Earlier on Wednesday evening, Boston Red Sox great and special assistant to Ben Cherington, Pedro Martinez, stopped by the CSN New England "The Baseball Show" set to do a 1-on-1 interview with Sean McAdam.
After he was done, he stayed around to answer five rapid fire questions from the CSN New England crew.
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One of the unsung deals of this off season was when the Boston Red Sox signed Koji Uehara to a one year deal for $4.25 million. He was rated as the 35th top free agent on MLB Trade Rumors before the off season really got under way. But still, the signing went under the radar. And that is only fitting because Uehara's entire career has been under the radar.
Koji Uehara came...
Pedro Martinez watched as Rubby De La Rosa grew up to become a highly touted pitching prospect. Martinez, a special assistant with the Red Sox, will now work alongside De La Rosa in the hope that the hard-throwing right-hander will become one of the game’s greats.
Martinez sees no reason why De La Rosa won’t achieve big things.
“Anything you want to do in baseball, as far as...
Tweet There were four spring training games Friday. The Boston Red Sox weren’t among the eight teams playing, so that gave the guys a chance to enjoy an afternoon in Florida. Outfielder Jonny Gomes and catcher David Ross took the opportunity to head out into the swamps. This might be the best pic [...]
(Video courtesy of CSNNE.com)
It's clear Pedro Martinez pitched at the height of the “Steroid Era” and, in doing so, dominated the competition. As more information becomes available (both voluntary and involuntary) it sheds light on just how impressive Martinez's run was during his time in Boston. Pedro pitched in the American League (with the designated hitter) and...
It was this time last year when reliever Daniel Bard was finally making the transition that he was dying for; Bard would be a starting pitcher. Unfortunately for him and the Red Sox, the transition flopped.
Bard was 5-6, with a 5.24 ERA, walked 37 batters and hit 8 more; this outweighed his 34 strikeouts. After a 1.2 inning performance against the Blue Jays in which gave up 5 runs...
Gordon Edes posted a round-up of quotes from pitching coach Juan Nieves about the five expected starters in the Red Sox rotation. It is...effusive. For example, check out just some of his thoughts on Red Sox whipping boy John Lackey:
"Ohhh, he's awesome. He's in great shape. What I've seen right now, I know John [Farrell] spoke to him, was able to see him [this...
The Boston Red Sox spent yesterday's off day picking up Seattle left handed hitter 1B/OF Mike Carp. Carp had been designated for assignment by the Mariners, but the Red Sox picked him up for a player to be named later. What does this mean in Boston? Well, first of all, first base is a log jam. Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava, Lyle Overbay and Carp all plan on trying out for first base...
To rephrase a famous Bob Marley line, "we be slacking" here on the Boston Red Sox news.
Part of it has to deal with my current health situation. The other part is in the past I've been able to post the NESN interviews and contest they do with the players.
But since the digital media person hasn't gotten back to me yet about the autoplay issue, I haven'...
Mike Napoli may be slated to get the majority of the at-bats at first base, but there are a couple reasons it may make sense to have a dedicated backup.
For one, though he’s never suffered any symptoms from it, there’s no telling when the degenerative condition in Napoli’s hip may act up. Secondly, Napoli is probably best deployed in a platoon, taking most of his at-bats against...
Yesterday, both Jackie Bradley Jr and Xander Bogaerts (pronounced Bo-Garts) got their first starts of the season for the Red Sox in an exhibition game against Boston College. It would be safe to say that both took full advantage of their opportunity. Both players recorded hard hit doubles (See Bogaert's hit in above video) in route to an 11-1 Red Sox victory, and Bradley made...
Apparently being an All-Star closer isn’t the only thing
Joel Hanrahan can brag about these days. According to NESN.com’s Hanrahan
thinks he’s worthy of being titled “The best golfer on the Red Sox roster” and he’ll
have a chance to prove it at their annual Southwest Florida Children’s Hospital
celebrity golf tournament today. Yet
Hanrahan’s been bragging about his...
SIGNED/RESIGNED: David Ortiz (DH), David Ross (C), Jonny Gomes (OF), Shane Victorino (OF), Koji Uehara (RHP), Ryan Dempster (RHP), Stephen Drew (SS), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C), Craig Breslow (LHP), Mike Napoli (1B/C)
TRADED FOR: Joel Hanrahan (RHP)
Cody Ross (OF), James Loney (1B), Mark...
Clay Buchholz finally got some practice in again on Wednesday after straining his hamstring on February 12th. New Red Sox manager John Farrell seems to know exactly what to do with the pitcher, having formerly pitched in the Major Leagues and served time as the position coach for the Sox from '07-'10. According to him, Buchholz threw 30 pitches in the live BP, which is...
If there was a video that personified the difference between a Red Sox fan and a Yankees fan then this is it. As we count down the days until the Red Sox square off against the Yankees in New York (on April 1st) let's enjoy these simple (and hilarious) video comforts.
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